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Old 04-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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PORs - chassis saver

I have just painted my propane tank with "Chassis Saver" a paint over rust product. All you do is clean off the loose rust and dirt. I used a brush to put it on and gloves are a must!!went on like water dripped and made a mess but it looks nice. looking forward to see how well this paint lasts as I don't want to do this again also do propane tanks need to be painted silver ?

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Old 04-24-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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I recall reading somewhere that there was a Federally-mandated color for propane tanks. Cream, or off-white?. This may be an urban legend, but I did see a spray can marked "Propane tank paint" on a shelf at my local RV dealer.

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My MH tank was painter grey from the factory. A couple of years ago I repainted it grey with Rustoleim [sp]. Still looks great.
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Not sure about a mandatory color, but back in the day I recall tanks being silver, but for the longest time now, all I have seen is; like George says, either cream or off-white color. Might be some truth in the urban legend. John H...
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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I can see painting an exposed tank white or silver to reflect sun light/heat.A black surface will get hot and a hot propane is likely to vent. But does a under frame tank need reflective paint for the same reason. The PORs are not UV friendly paints and need an overcoat if exposed to sun light so painting over it is no problem
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We have had white propane tanks and then the BBQ has the ones with the colored plastic bands and the ones on the trailer are aluminum and silver in color.

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Light colours are to reflect light and keep LP tanks cool. Under chassis, they can be any colour... mine is black, so is the rest of my framework.

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